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Overview

Introduction to Agawam, Massachusetts

Agawam, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 2 miles SW of Springfield, Massachusetts and 82 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the surrounding Springfield metro area.

Agawam History

William Pynchon, a rich explorer, bought land on either side of the River Connecticut from the local Pocomtuc Indians on July 13, 1636. This area, known as Agawam, covered what is today Springfield and West Springfield, Massachusetts. The price he paid for the Agawam region was 10 hatchets, 10 hoes, 10 coats, 10 knives, and 10 fathoms of wampum. Later Agawam and West Springfield separated from Springfield to become the parish of Springfield in the year 1757. They again split to form individual towns in 1800. The town of Agawam was officially incorporated on May 17, 1855.

Agawam and nearby Attractions

  • Agawam Parks & Recreation
  • Robinson State Park
  • Town of Agawam Parks and Recreation
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Robinson State Park
  • John C Robinson State Park

Things To Do In Agawam

There are unlimited recreation options in and around Agawam. You can visit nearby Forest Park, which comprises a rose garden, several picnic sites, a small zoo, a swimming pool and a water play area. It’s a great place for the whole family to relax. You can also visit the various historical museums in Agawam or spend time at any of the local parks.

Agawam Transportation

Air transportation in Agawam is available from Bradley International airport.

City Higher Education

The nearest college that serves the area is Springfield Technical Community College. For people who want more options, enrolling in an online school might be of interest. These institutions may offer students the opportunity to take courses in criminal justice, education, marketing, and psychology, where people can receive substance abuse counselor training

Agawam Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampden County
Standard Zip Codes1001
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.06
Approximate Longitude-72.61

Agawam Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationAMHERST
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationCHESTER 2
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp7 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp57 to 86 F
Oct Temp34 to 64 F
Annual Precip61.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chicopee56,100$59,038
East Longmeadow16,063$101,563
Longmeadow15,837$122,889
Springfield153,991$39,836
Westfield41,486$80,106

Agawam Public Libraries

Agawam Public Library
750 COOPER STREET
Agawam, Massachusetts
(413) 789-1550

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Agawam Public Schools

Agawam High
760 Cooper Street
ZIP: 1001
(413) 821-0521
High
Total Enrollment 1280
Robinson Park
65 Begley Street
ZIP: 1001
(413) 821-0584
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
James Clark School
65 Oxford Street
ZIP: 1001
(413) 821-0576
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Benjamin J Phelps
689 Main Street
ZIP: 1001
(413) 821-0587
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Roberta G. Doering School
68 Main Street
ZIP: 1001
(413) 789-1400
Middle
Total Enrollment 590
Agawam Early Childhood Center
108 Perry Lane
ZIP: 1001
(413) 821-0598
Primary
Total Enrollment 165
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